cosmonaut gallery

Cosmonaut!

12 Apr 2009 |

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I created this artwork because I have a love for most things science fiction and to become more familiar with Mudbox and Zbrush. I created a low poly base mesh in Maya then detailed each piece in Mudbox, took that model in zbrush for posing with the transpose tool and other minor model adjustment. I exported that model back into Maya where I created shaders, used dynamics, paint effects hair, applied textures created in photoshop, and re-projected them onto the model. The scene is rendered in Mental Ray, it started out as a realistic scene but changed to a more stylized look inspired by Russian constructivism and old Coca-Cola ads (the ones with santa in them.) I learned a lot while creating this piece.
Special Thanks to Lilly G. for helping with the Russian translation.

megaman gallery

Mega Man

12 Apr 2009 |

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A 3d model of Mega Man rendered in Mental Ray.

After working on Dead Space (M-rated) I wanted to do something cute and toy like. I modeled the blue bomber using polygons, switching between smooth preview and low poly versions in Maya 2008. After the model was complete I created a simple rig, posed him, and set up the lights. The image is a render from Mental ray.

For lighting I set up a sun and final gather along with an hdr probe image for the reflection and lighting information.

olga gallery

Olga in Arms

12 Apr 2009 |

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An homage to one of my favorite video game characters, Olga Gurlukovich from MGS2: Sons of Liberty. It was made using Maya, Syflex for the flag , and Turtle for Maya as the render. Photoshop was used for the background. I was going after a feeling of being on a hazy, war torn field on an overcast day.